|Sample of an elephant tusk|
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
2.4 Tons of Smuggled Elephant Tusk Seized in Vietnam
Vietnamese authorities have captured 2.4 tons of elephant tusks illegally imported from Malaysia. The series of tusks were found on a container this Monday and declared that its just only some seashells. The illegal tusks are used for jewelry and home decorations for some furniture to add beauty and design. Vietnam government bans hunting of its own dwindling population of elephants, which poachers value highly for their tusks.
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